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Ask Naij: "Should I Pursue Former Crush... 20 Years Later?"

Ask Naij: "Should I Pursue Former Crush... 20 Years Later?"

"I have an unusual situation here... A guy I served with in the military back in my twenties (we are in our mid 40's now), found me on Facebook two years ago (I was married then). He often sent me texts: jokes, political things, discussions about our kids (we both have teenaged boys, he's divorced).

"We discovered that we had crushes on each other back then but were unaware of it. Several months after our initial contact, my husband of sixteen years passed away unexpectedly. Since his death, this guy has kept contact with me daily via text and phone calls to see how I'm doing. He is almost always the initiator.

"We have become very close and discuss virtually everything. Lately our discussions have become romantic and he has told me that after a full year has passed after my husband's death, he'd like for us to meet. He thinks the year is necessary for both me and my kids to be ready for me to begin dating.

"My son insists that this guy must want a relationship with me to work, because guys don't wait a year to date a woman they don't care much about, nor do they bother texting girls just to be friends or just to get a piece of ass that's far away (he lives on the other side of the country).

"The year is a month away from being completed and I am excited and nervous about finally seeing him. I am convinced that my son is right, but want another opinion – so what do you think? Yvonne."

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